Mary Jo Benedict, 66, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away at her home Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Mary Jo Benedict, 66, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away at her home Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Mary Jo was born June 10, 1945, in Hood River, Ore., the daughter of Thomas Earnest and Doris Alice (Perry) Peacock. Doris later married Charles “Chuck” Wesley Hufferd Jr., and Mary Jo chose to be legally adopted by him.

Mary Jo was an extraordinarily kind-hearted and generous person who loved animals and nature. She was originally a member of the RLDS church for many years and was last active at the Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch, as well as with Zion’s Cannery.

She is preceeded in death by her parents, her adoptive father, and her former husband, Charles Robert Benedict. She is survived by son Christopher Jared Benedict, son Chad Michael Benedict and his wife Robin Michelle (Sauve), grandchildren Timothy Michael Benedict, Eliana Christine Benedict, and Devin Jasper Adams, as well as numerous other family members, friends, and loved ones.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch, 4516 Phelps Road, Independence, Mo., 64055.

In lieu of flowers, suggested contributions to the Audubon Society or American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared at legacy.com.

Arrangements: Stonegate Crematorium, 1505 South Brookhart Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701, 816-887-5700.

 

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